V89 Type I Degausser (NSA & DoD Approved)

NSA & DoD Certified Type I Degausser

This machine has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer available as a new machine. Remanufactured machines are available and prices will be quoted upon user inquiry.

The V89 Cambrian Automatic Magnetic Tape Degausser is designed to erase recorded signals and noise signals. One-half inch tape and one inch tape on standard or precision reels up to 16 inches in diameter are accepted by the standard unit. It also accepts NARTB/EIA or equivalent reels with inside hub diameters of 3 inches.

The tape reel to be demagnetitized is placed on a degausser pedestal, a slide-mounted drawer within an acoustical housing. The drawer is closed, and machine operation is totally automatic. The tape rotates on the hub through a powerful electro magnetic field and the degaussing coils are energized.

After two revolutions, the tape begins to withdraw from the degaussing field by the automatic opening of the pedestal drawer. When the drawer reaches its starting position, the degaussing coils are deenergized and the drive motor stops. A line current indicator is located on the front panel to permit users to visually monitor the level of current indicating uniform erasure.

Several options are available with the automatic degausser. The coils are repositioned to accommodate two inch wide tape with a maximum flange diameter of 16 inches. All hub styles are available, including IBM, NAB, Univac, Honeywell, and Video. The unit has available options permitting it to degauss floppy disks, Phillips cassettes, and 3M cartridges. The machine is available for rent at a cost of $995.00 per month plus shipping costs.


  • Meets NSA and DOD Type I degausser requirements
  • Fully automatic and easy to operate
  • Accepts any tape reel size up to 16" in diameter and up to 2" in width
  • Uniform erasure of entire tape
  • Automatic degaussing cycle
  • Low power consumption
  • Monitor meter to assure correct degaussing level
  • Available with accessories for magnetic floppy disks and magnetic tape cassettes
  • Accepts NARTB/EIA or equivalent reels with inside hub diameters of 3"
  • Available with accessories for NAB, Univac, Honeywell, or Video Hubs
  • Available in Rackmount (fixed) configuration
  • Line current indicator permits user to visually monitor performance


  • Government organizations
  • Military organizations
  • Security departments
  • Banks and financial institutions

Media Erased:

  • Reel tape: IBM and NAB hubs
  • Instrumentation tape up to 16" reel
  • DC300, DC300XL and DC600 cartridges
  • 5 1/4" floppy disks
  • Audio cassettes

Purchase Price $3,825.00
Gauss 2000
Erasure -90dB
Duty Cycle 100%
Throughput 80



17 in

432 mm


19 9/16 in

483 mm


9 in

229 mm


87 lbs

40 kg

Please note that commercial shipping in the contiguous United States will be an additional charge. As international shipping and non-contiguous domestic shipping rates vary, we will provide a quote for your location upon receipt of your order.